88 Cartier 16 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

An outstanding selection of 88 fabulous Cartier watches! Collected by a true Gentleman who spent his life in researching and cultivating his passion for the famous French brand. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a piece of history of French Design of the last century!

72 Cartier Paris Very Rare Tonneau-Shape Wristwatch in Platinum, Reference 2435, With Silver Guillochè Roman Numbers Dial, Box, Warranty and Platinum Bracelet

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 44,200

Lot Description

Model: Tonneau
Reference: 2435
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Platinum
Year: 1998
Movement: Manual
Case N°: A109595
Dimensions: 45 x 26.5 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Papers

Most of the watches produced by Cartier over the years have always been amazed by its ability to totally break the mold with the aesthetic standards of the period in which they were designed. The Tonneau is one of those and was received with a bit of skepticism when in 1906 was presented to the world due to its particular elongated and curved shape able to remember that of a barrel (in Frances Tonneau). This lot is one of the nicest reference 2435 aver seen with its well-preserved platinum case and with “officier”-type screwed lugs. The engine-turned decoration of the dial is still very beautiful and the black Roman numerals still maintain their original vivid color. To further embellish this lot, the solid bracelet in full platinum with tile decoration and its original box and warranty.